Religious parties protest against killings in Indian held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, July 15 (APP): The workers of different religious
parties congregated at various venues of the federal capital on Friday to register thier protest against killings by Indian forces in held Kashmir.

The protesters who were holding placards and chanting slogans against Indian brutalities in Kashmir also burnt Indian flags to express solidarity with Kashmiri people.

A religious party also announced to hold a big programme on
July 19, at Liaquat Bagh to condemn the Indian brutalities in
held Kashmir.

The killing of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani on July 8,
invited the Kashmiri people on roads for demonstration. The
civilians faced a severe wave of violence by Indian forces that claimed about 40 innocent lives and left hundreds of injured.

The International Human Rights organization has also recently demanded Indian government to probe the incident of dozens of casualties of innocent civilian following the Indian forces violence in occupied Kashmir.

The brutal armed violence by Indian forces on Kashmiri people also made the protesters to come to roads to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren.

The parties, whose workers and associates took to roads in
various sectors of the city included Ahle Sunnat Wal
Jamat and Jamaat-i-Islami.

Addressing the crowd, Qari Yaqoob demanded government to cut off trade ties with India, saying that Indian forces had
crossed all limits of atrocities, barbarism, inhuman violence and brutality against the Kashmiri people.

The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), International
Human Rights Organizations, he said, were silent spectators on inhuman activities of India in occupied Kashmir.

The Kashmir issue should be addressed in accordance with
the UN resolutions, he said.
He said Pakistan would continue to support Kashmiri people
ethically and ideologically, saying the sacrifices of Kashmiri
people would not go wasted.

Naib Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami, Mian Aslam said the government should ask all its ambassadors abroad to brief their host countries about the Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir.

All out efforts should be made, he said, to raise the subject at all international forums.

President All Pakistan Traders Association Ajmal Baloch and
President Markazi Anjuman Tajran, Kashif Chaudhry also spoke on the occasion. Funeral prayer of martyred in recent violence in Kashmir was also afford in absentia.

Meanwhile, a protest rally also came out from Lal Masjid by
Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat that march to the Aabpara Market and later concluded peacefully.

The rally was attended by the leaders and activists of Jamiat
ul Islam-F, Insar ul Ummat, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Nazriati), Muslim Students Organization, Sunni Talba Ithad, Sunni Ulema Council and others.

The protesters also demanded to convene OIC meeting on
terrorists attack in Saudi Arabia, besides call for attention of
international community on Kashmir issue.

Likewise, Jamaat e Islami Pakistan also held a demonstration
in front of National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad to express
solidarity with Kashmiri people.